A pair of matching paintings: A Couple in a Cellar Drinking Wine
Oil on panel
32 x 40 cm / 12 5/8 x 15 3/4 in. each without frame
Signed at lower right: Schreyer 1881(?)
Adolf Schreyer (1828-1899)
German artist Adolf Schreyer was born 1828 in Frankfurt-am-Main and studied at the Düsseldorf Art Academy under Wilhelm von Schadow. His art is associated with German Romanticism and the Düsseldorf School of Painting. Serving as a war artist, he travelled extensively through Eastern Europe, Russia, Turkey, Syria, Egypt and Northern Africa, and is most celebrated for his battle scenes and orientalist works. Schreyer settled in Paris in 1862, where his art appealed to numerous international, especially American collectors. He returned to Germany in 1870 and died in Kronberg/Taunus, in 1899. Schreyer’s artworks can be found today in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum in New York, the Städel Museum in Frankfurt and the Kunsthalle Hamburg.